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Windows behind glass uppers bring light into kitchen while providing privacy

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hannah1118 wrote:
Where could I buy that walnut butcher block and how much would it cost
   Comment   July 14, 2014
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Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
John Boos Butcher Blocks
July 14, 2014 at 10:57am   
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McClure Tables
We can help you out with that! At McClure Tables, we handcraft all butcher block products at our wood shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Check out our website at to view our selection of butcher block then give Todd McClure a call at 800-565-0977 for any follow up questions! Attached is an in-home picture of a custom walnut island top.
July 15, 2014 at 1:30pm   
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rhondakucera wrote:
What granite countertop would work with this backsplash? - I would love this slate backsplash for the lake house I'm building, and want a granite with movement, not a solid looking granite. My cabinets will be stained knotty alder. Would I need to do a solid granite or else the backsplash would be too busy? Thanks.
   Comment   January 29, 2014
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Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
We used a green granite so it depends what slabs and what is coming out of the quarry go to your local stone supplier and see what they have.
February 28, 2014 at 6:44am      Thanked by rhondakucera
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caitsgrden wrote:
My New 'I want that Kitchen' photo! - So many aspects of this kitchen I love; the light wall cabinets, the multi-colored warm slate backsplash, the butcherblock, etc etc, however I am wondering about the color of the different cabinets- Island vs wall. Cream & White? or are they the same? In our Kitchen remodel I want darker cabinets under the island to make them 'disappear', not really sure if that would work with already so many things 'going on' but i just love this Kitchen....beautiful!!
   Comment   March 27, 2013
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Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
They are same color cream. Thank you for your kind remarks.
April 14, 2013 at 9:13am   
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mitchell1996 wrote:
Wall height? - What is the wall height? And love the high windows but my kitchen will be facing the front of the house and will have a covered porch. Not sure I would get much natural light, but feel like there should be windows facing the front, but also want my stove on that wall.
   Comment   March 6, 2013
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Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
The wall height is 10 feet.
March 17, 2013 at 1:53pm   
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Richa Kapoor wrote:
I love the multicolor slate backsplash. I'd like to pair it with grey countertops ( not granite). Any ideas??? - I'd love to hear what countertops would go well with this backsplash. I don't like busy granite.
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Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
I just saw that you didn't want grante. There are some soapstones that would work nicely also so quartzite man made surfaces.
October 23, 2012 at 1:33pm   
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Bill Price
I have it with uba tuba granite so get to like granite!
May 20, 2013 at 2:13pm   
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mjleigh wrote:
bar stools - Where did you find those bar stools? I am looking for similiar ones...but can only find unfinished ones that I will need to stain.
   Comment   April 2, 2012
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Thanks! I just checked them out and they look very similiar
April 4, 2012 at 6:49am   
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Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
I'm sure the Penney's version will be more cost effective. These are by Baker Furniture and you have to go through a dealer or interior designer.
April 18, 2012 at 9:05am   
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txhall5 wrote:
What kind of floor is this? Beautiful wood!
   Comment   January 18, 2012
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Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
Hand scraped black walnut.
November 2, 2012 at 10:13am   
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J Glowacki wrote:
I love the Hudson Valley Pendants. Am in the middle of a renovation right now and would love to have them on my island. what size are these, 8" or 11"? How long is the island? Thx
     Comment   September 28, 2011
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Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
These are 11" and the island is 5' x 9'
October 17, 2011 at 7:38am   
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araanderson wrote:
What kind of wood is on the island top? Was it treated, or do you just use mineral oil?
   Comment   June 13, 2011
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Michele York
would this walnut butcher block work well with two boys ages 3 and 9? :-) I love the look. Any recommendations? Are there certain kinds of week that would work better than others? We are building a shingle style gambrel home - the kitchen will have reclaimed wood floors - I am leaning towards white cabinets and possibly soapstone....but I want to offset the island a different color with a different countertop in it...
November 5, 2012 at 9:21pm   
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Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
Michele I'm unsure what you are asking. Certain kinds of week? Its a natural wood product but if it kept oiled it will patina and show less wear than other surfaces. I too don't like everything to match ... if you look at the kitchen in Ironhorse Farm on our Houzz site you will see that kitchen has three different countertops and looks fantastic.
November 6, 2012 at 5:03am   
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lakergirl wrote:
what type of material is on the wall behind the stove?
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it's standard tumbled 4x4 slate tile, even home depot carries is
May 15, 2011 at 3:38pm   
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Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
Its a multi-colored slate.
October 17, 2011 at 7:30am   
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